Lewandowski cost Barcelona 50 million euros (Pretti/Getty)
Barcelona has been in the spotlight for the past week thanks to international deals it managed to solve. The Catalan club announced the signing of the trio of Frank Kessie, Andreas Christensen and Brazilian Rafinha, and is preparing to settle Poland’s Robert Lewandowski deal , and all this after a stifling financial crisis.
On Saturday, the French newspaper RMC Sport presented a report revealing the source of the funds that allowed the club to get out of a financial crisis, to prosperity that made it possible to close various deals in exchange for great financial values, including the entry of Lewandowski for 50 million euros, and also the approach of the French Jules Conde for a great return.
The returning president, Juan Laporta, has implemented continuous investment and financial activities to increase revenue volume and revitalize the team’s treasury, and has managed to reduce the amount of debt in order to allow the registration of its new players. while efforts are continued to achieve the goals set by the board of directors.
Barcelona received a major loan of 595 million euros from Goldman and then a financing agreement with the music platform Spotify, which paid 435 million, and also marketed 10 percent of the television rights of the American “Sixth” Foundation with a 25-year contract and interest of 207.5 million euros.
The runner-up in last season’s Spanish league is close to resolving second deals, including marketing 15 percent of the rights to broadcast his matches for €330 million, and then 49.9 percent of the Barca Licensing – and MarchingDayZing investments, by integrating fans and financiers into the management of the team.
Thanks to all the work that went on behind the scenes, the team managed to sort things out ahead of the US tour, and it is expected that all the new stars will join the squad and take part in the friendlies, especially against Real. Madrid .